“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” – Roy T. Bennet

The Most Satisfying Sounds

I love the chomp of a fresh tortilla chip in your mouth

And the sizzling of pancake batter as you pour it in the pan

I love the crashing of a wave

On the shore in the rain.

I love the lingering buzz when you turn off the television

And the whispering of a page as it flips in the wind

The first strum on a newly tuned guitar

And the crunch of snow

When you step out of the car.

I love the bell-like ring in your throat when you harmonize perfectly

And the awaited thunder after a bolt of lightning

The crack of ice as it’s dropped into a glass of water

And the swallow of it

After a mile.

I love the rustle of hair becoming a braid

And the scratch of an itch on your head

The rasp of the elderly

And the scrape of a sled.

But while these are all wonderful sounds

(And it’s okay I am quoted)

The most satisfying of all

Is the sound of paper being shredded.

© 2011 singinthebreeze.wordpress.com


Comments on: "The Most Satisfying Sounds" (3)

  1. so beautiful..:-)

  2. B Wolfman said:

    Eloquent Prose….I understand about the paper…love you -Grammy

  3. These are all really distinct sounds, and a great piece to draw attention to them! Nicely done.

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